Seventy-five players participated in the Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament, a Churchill County-sponsored event for the benefit of scholarships, held on Sept. 14 at the Fallon Golf Course.
The annual event is held in honor of former County Commissioner Jim Regan, who was heavily involved in the community and passed while in office in April of 2000. The county’s Employee Management Committee runs the tournament with a cadre of volunteers.
Five scholarships totaling $7,000 were awarded earlier this summer from funds raised at the 2018 tournament. Those funds went to scholarship recipients Taylor Ingram, Kaylynn Perez, Brooke Shyne, McKenna Montgomery and Angeleena Tomb.
The 2019 winning golf teams were:
- 1st place: “Found It!” including Ed Smirnes, Jim Isbister, Andrew Palmer and Tomas Kutansky
- 2nd place: “Chip In Dale(s)”. The Regan golfing tradition continued with Jim’s grandson’s Matt Chicvara’s team which included Owen Mackedon, Travis Hansen and Mark Burkhardt.
- 3rd place: “The Real Found It” team consisting of Troy Tweedy, Lawrence Mori, Brad Dolan and Randy Hines.
The Closest to the Pin prize winners were Tod Dericco and Jamie Davis while Joe Cushing and Aisha McDuffie won the Longest Drive contest. Camacho Auto Sales provided a 2019 Ford Ranger pick-up truck for the Hole-In-One prize but, unfortunately, there was no winner for the truck.
Tournament sponsors include the City of Fallon, Ormat, Banner Churchill Community Hospital, A & K Earth Movers, Inc., CC Communications, Churchill County Federal Credit Union, Cyrq – Soda Lake, Cyrq – Blue Mountain, Cyrq – Patua, Mackedon Law P.C., NNE Construction, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth P.C., Tedford Tire and Auto Service, Walker Lake Disposal, Western Nevada Supply, Western Nevada Title Company, AmJo Grissom – Double Heart Healing Massage, Bassham Furniture, Churchill Vineyards, Country Club Café, Courtyard Café, Dayton Valley Golf Club, Eagle Valley East Golf Course, Eagle Valley West Golf Course, Evie Regan, Fallon Golf Course, Hammond Schneider & Associates, Harmon Junction, J.T. Regan, Karla Kent, Kent’s Supply, Lakeridge Golf Course, Les Schwab, Louie’s Ace Hardware, Marcia Ernst, Matt and Chelsea Chicvara, Papa Murphy’s, Patti and Scott Hiatt, Pizza Barn, Sherry Merling, Skeeter’s Ice Cream, Walgreen’s, Western Big R, Wildcreek Golf Course and Wolf Run Golf Club.
Employee Management Committee volunteers working the tournament included Michael Johnson, Lalo Otuafi, Adriana Felan, Jennifer Reddick, Chelsea Sanford, Clint Allegre, Nick Adams, Anthony Reddick, and Pam Moore.
Churchill County wishes to extend its sincere appreciation for the support and donations from this community that make this event such a great success. We will see all the golfers again in 2020!